Meir Mizrachi, Adv.
Dorit Binyamini, Adv. & CPA
Shay Berger, Adv.
Yoni Cohen, Adv.
Efrat Rozinski, Adv.
Ofir Saadon, Adv.
Shlomi Vaknin, Adv. & CPA
Efrat Solomon, Adv.
Tali Yehoshua, Adv.
Service and Professionalism
Meir Mizrahi & Co. stresses its professional talents and abilities in the various taxations, along with the highest levels of service. The firm successfully combines a deep business understanding with expertise and professionalism in the taxation field.
The firm’s extensive knowledge and experience in taxation provides clients with an advantage, because transactions are undertaken from an overall and profound perspective. Meir Mizrahi was chosen by “The Marker” and “Globes” as one of the most influential figures in the Israeli real estate market. The firm earned its reputation for reliability and professionalism in the business community, and serves as the professional go-to firm for various law firms, accountants, real estate appraisers and tax consultants, requiring assistance in planning tax diluting deal structures and discussions with the tax authorities. The firm regularly appears in the directories ranking leading international law firms in taxation. Top guide Chambers & Partners praises the firm as “an extremely successful real estate tax boutique”, while Legal 500 writes, “recommended for VAT, real estate and land taxation”.
Real Estate Taxation
The firm supports the tax aspects of Israel’s real estate market in a wide range of contracts, such as combination deals, exchange transactions, TAMA 38 earthquake retrofit rights deals, purchasing group sale deals, rights sale transactions for building and shifting building rights (the firm is a tax consultant for Tel Aviv Municipality on preservation plans), call option and put option deals for real estate rights, urban renewal deals, trusts, sale of apartments with building rights deals, tax in amalgamating land, and supporting projects for companies holding real estate.
The firm’s VAT department is headed by Shai Berger (formerly head of the professional department in VAT) and Shlomi Vaknin, CPA (formerly deputy head of the VAT professional department). The firm provides consultancy, preparing and planning tax in deals and ventures and representation in criminal and civil proceedings in court. The VAT department specializes in representing clients before the tax authorities and the VAT management firms in all assessment proceedings including pre-rulings for deals. The firm draws up reviews on topics related to VAT liability.
The firm advises on selected income tax matters stressing the interface between income tax instructions and the Real Estate Taxation Law: offsetting losses, spreading payments, changing structures in real estate holdings, including liquidating companies, and transferring real estate to individuals, and vice versa – transferring real estate from individuals to companies, mergers and splits, contractors tax, and real estate financing agreements. The department is headed by Dorit Binyamini Adv. (CPA), Lior Ratzon Adv. (CPA), and Shlomi Tabach Adv. (CPA), all former Tax Authority employees.
The firm operates a highly professional and skilled litigation department providing professional support to clients in all stages of legal proceedings with appeals committees, district courts and the Supreme Court on betterment tax, betterment levies, VAT and income tax.
The Firm’s Clients
The firm’s clients include Israel’s largest and most prestigious organizations and companies such as; Shikun U’Binui, Azorim, Migdal insurance, Tel Aviv Municipality, Ashdod Municipality, Gazit Globe, Acro Real Estate, Histadrut-Hevrat Haovdim, BIG- Shopping Centers Group, Africa Israel Residences, IAA, Shapir, Cross-Israel Highway, Mizrahi Tefahot Bank and more. The firm serves as a tax consultant to the Tel Aviv Contractors Association and The Real Estate Appraisers Association.
Meir Mizrahi & Co. is one of Israel’s leading firms in pro bono activities, and donates its professional experience in taxation to charities. The firm understands the great importance of philanthropy as well as the contribution to the community. The firm assists in taxation for the needy and among other things established S.M.L. Association for Tax Advice to provide tax consultancy to those who cannot afford it. The firm was chosen by the Israel Bar Association as a leader in pro-bono.
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